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of the big holes burned through the roof of the plane, the top side of the plane. 272 people were in economy, and you can see from -- you see from the pictures, you know, almost half the economy section had the ceiling burned out there. so that a lot of people would have been affected by smoke inhalation. 61 of the people on board were u.s. citizens. 77 were koreans, 141 were chinese and there was one japanese citizen on board. asiana has 12 of the triple 7s in the fleet, and the fleet has a low record of incidents when it comes to the 777, just five note worthy incidents in the past 20 years. there were two bad ones, 70 passengers in total claimed in both of those. one crashed in bad weather back i think in 2011 as it was coming in or heading toward shanghai airport, greta. there was a second event much earlier before that in '93 where a boeing 737 of asiana crashed in poor weather about four kilometers short of the runway in the southern tip of the korean peninsula. 66 passengers and two crew specifically injured in that one. so although those are two terrible disasters, it's a low record,
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